Yet another social gaming network has been hacked and user info and passwords potentially exposed. This time the site is Rapta which boasts over 22 million registered users. Company founder and CEO, Dennis Fong, made an announcement that there has been a break in and that user data may have been compromised.
“User names, email addresses, password hashes, and some first and last names may have been accessed. This means that although the passwords are hashed, users with weak passwords are vulnerable to unauthorized access,” he explained in a security update.
“Although the potential risk to Raptr users is pretty minimal, we urge you to access any accounts on other sites and services in which you use the same login and password associated with your Raptr account and change the related password(s) immediately.”
The announcement did not say how many users were affected but did reassure users that their Raptr Reward Points are safe even if their account was compromised, because of the two-factor authentication system used for redeeming them.
Christopher is an IT specialist with 30 years of experience in developing technology working with corporates and SME's. Chris is a Microsoft Certified System Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, as well as numerous certificate based qualifications in technology and application development.